(RNN) – Why let a “little” volcanic eruption get in the way?
A photographer caught golfers this week sneaking in a quick round, while the Kilauea volcano menacingly belched a massive plume of ash in the background.
Scientists say the ash cloud reached 12,000 feet.
The duffers hit the links on the Big Island as the U.S. Geological Survey issued a red alert on Tuesday, warning of an imminent major eruption.
This group decided to get a round of golf in as the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to erupt nearby. Would you? pic.twitter.com/lyVkukILfi
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) May 16, 2018
Kilauea has pumped tons of ash and deadly gases into the sky since it began erupting early this month.
Lava flows associated with the volcano have destroyed more than two dozen homes and forced the evacuation of about 2,000 residents.
— USGS Volcanoes?? (@USGSVolcanoes) May 16, 2018
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